This post is just like Oprah’s favorite things episode. Except, it’s not on TV. And no one’s getting a car. And there are no people dressed as elves passing out all of my favorite things. And most of my favorite things aren’t really tangible so you kinda couldn’t get them anyway.
But other than that, it’s totally just like Oprah’s favorite things.
I love the holidays and thought I would share some of my most favorite things about it. Of course, there are a lot of aspects I don’t like about the holidays as well. Stress, spending money, stress, the song Christmas Shoes, stress… You get the idea. But that’s a whole other blog post…
Made-for-TV Holiday Movies
You know what I’m talking about – all the TV movies that air on Lifetime and Hallmark channel. Love, love, love them. And why wouldn’t I? They’re just like category romance novels! No matter who died, who has cancer, if it can’t snow in California, someone loses their job, secret baby, talking dog who saves Christmas, step parents, adopted parents, half parents, presents stolen, Santa has amnesia, Santa retires, Santa and Mrs. Claus are on the rocks, Mrs. Claus escapes the North Pole, the elves escape and end up in Vegas – WHATEVER! They all have a satisfying happy ending. Perfect!
Besides Christmas Shoes (see above)… and, okay besides I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas, Little Drummer Boy, Daffy Duck singing Blue Christmas, anyone singing Blue Christmas, people who think My Favorite Things is a Christmas song (IT’S NOT!), and that song that starts with, “Met my lover in the grocery store…” I REALLY love Christmas music. It makes me happy. In fact, if I’m having a really bad day in July, I just blast All I Want for Christmas or the Chipmunks Song and I’m good to go.
No, technically, I don’t like getting fat. But I do love, love, love the food I eat in December. My family does our own take on the Italian Feast of the Seven Fishes. This is my favorite food of the whole year. Lots of yummy fish, cheesy stuff, salty goodness and carbs. Who wouldn’t like that? It’s also one of the only times during the year that I bake, and my cookies are amazeballs. Ask my biased family members.
I love anything that sparkles, glitters or lights up in the night. I’m very cat-like in that way. In December, it’s on. Lights in trees, around houses, shrubs, fireplaces. Sparkly sweaters, earrings and light-up headpieces. The more the better, I always say. However, what I do not like is mixture of lights. Pick one, people. You’re either doing white lights or multi-colored lights. Your choice. Although… if you put enough up and get really, really gaudy, I’ll probably forgive you. Can’t say the same thing for my corneas.
So that’s my list. I wish a very happy, merry, awesomesauce, glittertastic, amazeballs Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza to you and your family!
What are some of your favorite things? Tell me in the comments. But you’re still not getting a car!